Historic Site in Taumarunui

Raurimu Spiral

The Raurimu Spiral, 30km south of town, is a unique feat of railway engineering that was completed in 1908 after 10 years of work. Rail buffs can experience the spiral by catching the Northern Explorer train linking…
Street in Taumarunui

Hakiaha Street

At the street’s eastern end is Hauaroa Whare, a beautifully carved house. At the western end, Te Rohe Potae memorialises King Tawhiao’s assertion of his mana (authority) over the King Country in a sculpture of a top…